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it withdrew it's ambassador from ukraine after president yanukovych left the country. >> they're warned not to violate ukraine integrity. that's the big concern here. we saw a few, laugh a dozen russian armor personnel carriers on what they call exercises just north, a few miles outside of the city. they said they are just on exercises but for the international community seeming a little inflammatory. the people here are comforted by this. many look towards russia for safety. many are ethnic russians, and they speak russian, and so they find comfort knowing that the russians are nearby. vladimir putin calling for a russian military exercise on ukraine borders. he calls it a very clear side to show that russia is here present and very, very close and influential on the region. >> jennifer class reporting to us live from the crimea peninsula. now let's head northwest to kiev where our nick schifrin is standing by. nick, what is being said by politicians trying to understand the situation in crimea? >> well, it's a huge sauterne ray. they're calling it no less than a russian occupation, wh
ukraine is a poor country. the per capita gdp of ukraine is about four thousand dollars compared to russia which is about fourteen thousand dollars for france which has forty thousand dollars so they doing the kind of business and people do. from abroad in a four country which is what ukraine still is. it shouldn't be. this is russia's launch economic role in ukraine cost of the thinking in moscow the russian government has made it quite clear that it doesn't like what's happening across the board to the above were rushed to help out number that's because of its economic interests in ukraine book books you'll sense when it comes to that. russia has a huge economic interest in ukraine ukraine's stands between russia and europe in europe as russia's big customer for gas so for the pipeline which transports russian gas across ukraine to europe is a major asset of great importance to the russians. that pipeline is currently owned by the ukrainians that the discussions in the past about privatizing the pipeline sale and lease back so that the russian shippers to have a better view of what's hap
in the russian maneuvers the scenes the masses to ukraine's key leaders in kiev and the country supporting them the kremlin in response as their intended to daddy find treatment in this and nothing to do with the turmoil in neighboring ukraine the group would agree with cold on trips from the wisdom in which the district attachments in which the units have been deployed there. it would be good russia accuses the new ukraine leadership of failing to control how blind activist in the russian speaking cost of the country including the crimean peninsula western nations attending the kremlin. you know when to see a us exit to say john kerry wants russia to manage operations in ukraine would be a great use them as people of ukraine. ukraine looks west of the eu the european parliament improving visa free travel for citizens of neighboring moldova the former soviet republic it is pursuing the same association agreement brussels that ukraine's ousted president turned down it is. the british prime minister insists the uk can obtain the changes it wants to its eu membership status david cameron speaking
in parcels it's very good to us this is what's coming up in the next half hour. ukraine with the country after the protests. see how well the dentist and i made that name. it's a welcome to stop a decent start on. it then sets comes thick and shops to ukraine in recent days after weeks of protests and opposition to cap a pow in the capital kiev last week six am to curb anti was the president until a few days ago to plot. this development so welcomed by many people particularly in the west of the country in cities like a bit. and in any edition of european settlement to keep that in seventeen help us loads of protest is what regularly travel to kiev. while the predominant feeling in the event is not one of hope many also see links to daddy to sit back and relax. then by night. since the revolution the city has been without a police courts hundreds of people have volunteered to patrol the streets from their cars the is one of them i have been doing it for six days i started off in kiev but then i returned to my hometown because i wanted to do something for the beach there's six hundred dri
details on our >> major new developments in ukraine. the country has requested a united nations security council meeting to deal with its crisis. switzerland and austria are trying to block any assets ukraine's fugitive president may have hidden. today, viktor yanukovych claiming to still be ukraine's rightful leader. >> camouflage and armed pro-russia militants this morning took control of two airports. the message was clear -- they are on the side of russia and completely reject the new ukrainian government. the chaos gripping ukraine now the source of dangerous and rising tensions between the saidd states and russia today that a massive military exercise near the ukrainian border. nowhere is the battle line more evident than right here in the mostly russian enclave of crimea. they want to be closer to russia, even part of it. on thursday, armed men stormed the parliament building, raising the russian flag. they are playing revolutionary songs, and they are calling everyone here comrades. ukraine, citizen of but i am russian, this woman told us, saying she welcomed a russian invasion.
wants to focus on the political transition in ukraine's capital to help keep the country stable. craig boswell for cbs news, the state department. >> secretary kerry planned to meet with the russian foreign minister next week in rome to talk about the situation in ukraine. ill gun owners in virginia now have a -- >>> gun owners in virginia now have a way to protect themselves if they are perhaps charged with some sort of gun law violation. former virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli opened the first of its kind virginia law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of gun owners. peggy fox talked to cuccinelli today to find out more about it. >> reporter: ken cuccinelli says he's happy to be off the campaign treadmill and now focusing on his family, his own law firm and a separate whole new kind of law practice, one dedicated to defending gun rights. >> if they lawfully use a gun to defend themselves or are essentially harassed for legally carrying where they're allowed by law to carry, we weekend them start to finish. >> reporter: he and three partners have launched virginia's sel
chilcote. joining us from kiev. can we think about this is a country anymore? >> ukraine is an independent country with the new government in place. the new government -- its main it has been branded as a, cause a government. eventspolitical aspect, that we are seeing at the moment are serious. behind this is russia and .resident putin this is one of the biggest defeats on a foreign policy bid for president putin. i think we will see more disturbances coming from russia. ukraine became independent in 1991. it had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the whole world. it was bigger than china, u.k., and france combined. he gave it up voluntarily in exchange for assurances from united kingdom, the united states, and russia. it remains a sovereign state. i think the country, what will the u.s. andrimea, eu will need to monitor that closely. hard to going to be deal with that, given the agreement that was a made. maybe heant to secede, will recognize them, but you can see a split in this country. with peopleroblems trying to do business with them. them over the last 23 years, these issues have
yanukovych is asking russia to protect him from extremists. if any country, ukraine was wondering about, there's a display going on right now. vladimir putin put two of russia's four military districts on high alert. land, sea and air power, tested for readiness. moscow insists the war games are not connected to the events in ukraine. n.a.t.o. hit a warning against escalation. i urged russia not to take action that could escalate tension or create misunderstanding. i urged the ukrainian leadership to establish an inclusive political process that reflects the democratic aspirations of the ukrainian people. >> on the streets in moscow there was concern about the heightened tensions but solidarity with the ethnic russians, particularly those in crimea. >> i think russia should help our ukrainian friends to get back to life. i think political leaders should decide. it's a nightmare. >> translation: on one hand they are our brothers. on the other hand it can cause an international conflict. it's important to keep the territory integrity. >> where is the man who still calls himself ukraine's
the door to further discussions. >>> and lawmakers in ukraine have put their country on a new path. but legislators to the south want to head somewhere else. >>> senior officials of a major bitcoin virtual currency exchange in tokyo have made their first public appearance since the company halted all deals three weeks ago. they say they have filed for bankruptcy protection. ceo mark karpolous of mtgox said their lawyers held a news conference on friday. >> translator: we had weaknesses in our system and our bitcoins vanished. we have caused trouble, and inconvenience to many people, and i feel deeply sorry for what has happened. >> translator: the amount of trading of online users totals about 750,000 bitcoins. in addition, the firm itself owned about 100,000 bitcoins. we found out that almost all of them were gone. >> they said the company has lost all bitcoins and deposits that they were keeping for their customers. the officials said customers bitcoin losses total more than $400 million with friday's exchange rate. they added it's possible that someone illegally gained access to
country has unique circumstances full stop obviously the people of the ukraine have spoken and called for a path forward. that is what we are supporting. anymore the ukraine? context ofioned the in secretary talking, being touch with russia. at the same time you said you are working on the interim government. ,nother part in this process what kind of contact have you had with the e.u.? >> about the ukraine? very close contact. >> good afternoon, everybody. over the last several days, the united states has been responding to events as they have unfolded in the ukraine. through this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental question. the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encourage ukrainians to pursue a course to form a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke with president putin. we have been in daily communication with russian officials. we have made clear they can be part of an international community effort to support the stabil
with it for a day the rise of ultra nationalism in ukraine is causing tensions in the south of the country. the scent of unrest is now in the capital of the which comes we can all find me a new coupon and then has pledged to hold the regional referendum which could push them even further away from his control unit the scandal is in crime the crimean palm and has released to the local prime minister from his duties basically just a single government as well as set dates for a referendum over whether or not to state with ukraine and the state is in the twenty fifth which is the same day. one of the new authorities in kiev are planning to hold nationwide presidential elections in fact it said the twenty oh seven local rights to hold any sort of referendums independently under new laws which have been passed easily in kiev and only time over and over the next year in the capital of the crimea. a group of unknown troll russian activists got inside the building of local parliament and raced the russian flag on top of that the foul weather didn't allow deputies to enter inside and are no reports
of all known in southern russia. he said he won't give up fighting for the future of ukraine the country's interim government plans to ask moscow to hand over yanukovich. tensions have been rising in southern ukraine since chemical which webcke and opponents of the pro western government are staging protests militia on friday occupied the airport in santana row podium in crime tiny an aviation authorities say planes or the parting and landing. normally our men also sees an airport in the city of the most awful that's the home port of russia's black sea fleet ethnic russians make up more than sixty percent of the population in crimea acting president aleksandr rc
of pressure within the long run be able to subsidize countries like ukraine as it already lost the all state subsidizing they weren't then notices the tune of seven billion dollars a year. ikea match in russia can afford this not only on certain that since i would say russia's offer was barry schwartz from switzerland. it was a principal reason is to keep the on call that is in office until the next presidential elections. your gut when i ask another question about the protesters to nominate their ears of all our white extremist elements onto this good group of protesters does that concern. yes of course. and i think we should see the evolution of those protests from the very beginning and to see the reason why parts of this of protest movement have become rather it's been the protest site that it basically consisted of students taking to the streets to express their desire to lift the european country to have some of the standards of living also the life chances as the european peers. that was the first moments of eighteen police stepped in and suppress the slow protest was funny. this is b
have stolen as much as $70 billion from ukraine and with a country in dire straits that is a very serious accusation and they want him extradited from russia not only for the financial crimes but the mass murdering throughout the protests. >> the prorussian region of ukraine, gunmen have taken two of the airports. we have more on the details. >> serious incidents here in crimea, the airport taken over by armed gunmen. they came in and looked around and still at the airport. they are standing outside of the airport. we have seen a number of them in the military uniforms and no insignia on them. they are not saying where they are. those interests are russian interests. 90% of the people here are russian speakers, really feel aligned to russia and look to russia and home to the russian fleet. another airport is being blockaded by armed forces. again, nobody knows exactly for whom they work. the ukraine is claiming they are russian forces and if that is the case it is violating the treaty. that is coming a day ar the parliament occupied by a prorussian force. most of the population he
president of ukraine says he is still the country's leader, that power was seized by pro fascist forces and he was forced to leave because of threats. >> armed men ever taken control of the airport in crimea. in the capitol kiev, ukraine's parliament asked the u.n. security council to call a session. the acting president is summons ukraine's security chiefs over the situation in crimea. >> viktor yanukovych says he will fight for his countries future, but the question is how. julie mcdonald has more from london. julie. >> thank you. well, ukraine's ousted president insists he was forced to leave because of threats on his life. he says he'll return when he feels safe. where does that leave the new government, struggling to keep things under control as it is? let's get more from the former british ambassador to ukraine. yanukovych has shown clearly a man in denial at that press conference this morning. >> yes. he was in denial, claiming that he's still the president of ukraine, but he left last friday night. he's now taken himself off to russia and he has lost the support of the people wh
and ukraine and countries like that. but putin is a history-making individual. he sees himself as someone who is shaping history. and people like that are inherently destabilizing. so he is the head of really a failing country with a lot of power, a lot of money, and itch to destabilize the world. and so it's his stability, it's his either rise in power or flow in to we are that maybe ultimately was at stake in one of the world's great troublemakers. >> woodruff: let's bring it back home and talk about something that happened in this country this week, mark. and that is arizona zigzag, i guess you could say, where the legislature passed a law saying, a bill saying that merchants, service providers could refuse to provide a service to anyone who is gay. now the governor, jan brewer, republican, vetoed this. what does it all add up to? >> well, american civil liberties union, aclu, the anti-defamation league, adl, add to that apple, marriott, delta airlines, american airlines, marriott hotels, starwood hotels, the loss of any standing for arizona as a resort, a convention center, was on the tab
't intervene in the domestic matters of the ukraine, an independent country. there will be consequences, the country suggesting if the russians were to do so. the u.s. is deeply concerned and he does confirm that russian troops right now are inside ukraine. he says the situation remains very fluid. but it's clearly a dangerous situation as we watch it unfold. we have our correspondent standing by here in washington as well as in the ukraine and moscow. jim sciutto is our chief national security correspondent. you heard those strong words from the president. as i said earlier, it's not every day, the end of the day, end of the week, late friday afternoon the president decides to change his schedule, go into the briefing room and in effect each a strong warning to moscow. >> no question. from the highest level now. but when you look at the content of this warning, it's very similar to the warnings that other officials, secretary kerry and hagel have been making over these past few days. we are deeply concerned about the events on the ground. any violation of the ukraine sovereignty will b
states, his statement about the political unrest in the country of ukraine. now, the latest weres from the region say armed militants have occupied two airports in the area. members of the ukraine's government say the men were troops deployed from russia. the kremlin is denying these claims. earlier today, ukraine's ousted president,y. , speaking from inside russia in russia insists he remains the leader from ukraine. jankovic is wanted for murders of hundreds of protesters in the country. the ukraine says -- the kremlin says it will continue to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, secretary of state john kerry made a call for peace on all sides and of course, on wednesday, russian president, vladimir putin, ordered a surprise military exercise on the border of the ukraine with 150,000 russian troops. the russian flag was planted on top of crimea's parliament building. militants took control of the government's building there and pro-russian demonstrators filled the streets. joining me now kristen welker of nbc news. great to have you with us tonight. what can we expect the presid
with an armed invasion of its neighboring country of ukraine. we've got josh rogan, gloria borger, jim sciutto. gloria, let me start with you. you hear an escalating amount of rhetoric like this coming from the president and his top aides, all of us have to be deeply worried about what's going on. >> we do. the president has said he might not -- it's not a direct threat, i'm not going to go, he says unless the troops are removed, he wouldn't go to the g-8 summit. you have to wonder how our allies are going to respond to that. will the british then say the same thing and on down the line, number one. number two, the thing that interests me is that both senator john mccain, you know, senator john mccain and wesley clark, who is on the other side of the political spectrum both said that they believe that putin is involved in a little bit of empire rebuilding here and that they don't believe the story that they're saying which is they have a right the be there because of a bilateral agreement. >> you tweeted a while ago, obama, quote, there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. t
to defuse the bomb a total situation across ukraine a country which has been in this sense all the time go forth between brush up on the west residents of the western city of novi if the heartland of ukrainian nationalists and unexpectedly voice that support for the country's russian speakers. businesses in the city which is the finest box in the crimea language and keep crying in all i can skate rink charging customers and employees alike to speak to us and for that guy coming at decision by parliament on some type to scrap a language school introduced in two thousand and twelve the son and a fight to the russian twist like to speak or two bouts of ukrainian. residents on patrons company car is just a rough in the morn rt language in the city and the solace in the city's officials likened to the is on it and so the woe is the bride gets license which usually roll cost in ukrainian ups which programming to russian leather said the system. we should respect all people don't speak ukrainian and those who speak russian the non autistic or next month. russian speaking cities in the east includ
months for the stability of the country. the european union must support ukraine. the union must support the political transition process. there needs to be serious consideration of the extension of the policy and a statement of freedom and independence, sovereignty, integration and territorial integrity and if there needs to be a response to the dramatic call that we had last month in kiev in the economic problems the european union must lead an international conference together with the united states and russia international fund and to canada and others and in conclusion has to bet on the peace dividend and ukraine whose citizens have shown an example to us all. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: what happened in ukraine is a step further democracy. now there is a discussion about the legitimacy of what happened and yanukovych has so much blood on his hands to lea leave the country and anyway he left the kiev in the midst of a crisis. i want to thank the european union because let's be very clear the foreign ministers who negotiated on behalf of the european union contributed
contacts ukraine's new government. m putin also says he wants tod consultations with other countries and the i-m-f on providing financial help to ukraine. workers at a nuclear waste dump in new mexico are undergoing tests... after a radiation leak exposed more than a dozen employees. the underground plant near carlsbad is a dug ground... for contaminated waste, left over from nucle bomb-making. safety systems detected the leak two weeks. this is the first time on record, that radiation made way above ground at the facility. last month we warned you abt a chemical in yoga mats -- was also found in bread at subway. subway has since red the chemical from its bread but an environmental group s now released a list of foods that have the same chemical least 130 brands are named,m pillsbury to "little debbie with almost 500 products on list. it's 4-- ... five san franco police officers are set to appear in federal court this morning... coming up: the allegations and the video evidence against them. good morning. it's friday, ,,,,,,,,,,,, and i'm frank mallicoat. pouring rain and high winds
inside ukraine people are emptying their accounts in fear that the country's banks could collapse. the overall economy is anemic at best. in the wake of the global financial crisis in two thousand and nine the economy contracted dramatically the drink and some of the loss but more recently has stagnated. analysts believe twenty thirteen grades came in and just no point four percent. on thursday. ukraine's new leadership asked the international monetary fund to help. the imf will be sending a team to kiev next week to assess the situation there's not much time to use for more on how the markets have been reacting to events in ukraine will turn to a police box. our correspondent on the frankfurt stock exchange the people here on the floor or more and more concerned about what they're seeing and hearing in the ukraine and the possible reactions actions of the russians. people don't see necessarily a new conflict between east and west yet. they don't see necessarily this situation really escalating but no one can all but the end result will be sold. there's a lot of insecurity and the
ukraine could want to somehow split off from the rest of the count country? >> i think they very much want to make sure that the ties of russia stay, if not the same, certainly as strong as they are. eastern ukraine is largely industrial, a soviet area industrial and sent % of those exports go towards -- go to russia. so much of its economy is dependent on russia. the ties are very close. obviously, you have border issues. you've got, you know, the borders are close here here in crimea, russia's black sea fleet is located here. a lot of the economy is connected to that here in crimea. so, i don't know about splitting off. no one is talking sep rattism. that was an encouraging sign for the parliament today. they are talking about autonomy but if you talk to the people on the streets, many of them say that they would -- they really want to stand with russia and be with russia. they are very frightened about who those people are in kiev. you have to understand that russian -- russian television stations are on here and for weeks they have been calling the demonstrate orders in kiev the facis
's going to fight for the country's future and the question is how. >> thank you. ukraine's president is insisting he was forced to leave because of threats on his life and will be returning when he feels it is safe. so where does that leave ukraine. >> he's claiming that he's still the president of ukraine. but he left last friday night. he's now taken himself off to russia and he's lost the support of the people who were supporting him before, the politicians and the government operators and by the time he left the guards disappeared from the presidential administration and the day after le left the man from parliament came on television and denounced him. >> is that why this is differing from egypt, he fled in this case. >> yes. viktor yanukovich did flee, that is right. o what about the work that the new government has to do, how behind them are the general population at the moment, what are your thoughts on the mood? >> the mood is somber. people were mourning the hundred or so who had been killed and six hundred wounded. i was at a funeral for one of the people that had been kil
to ensure his safety from extremists. rory challands has more from moscow. >> if any country, ukraine, for example, was wondering about russia's military capabilities, conveniently there's a display going on. vladimir putin put two of russia's four military districts on high alert. land, sea and air power tested for readiness. moscow insists that the war games are not connected. n.a.t.o. is warning against escalation. >> i urge russia not to take action escalating tension or creating misunderstanding. i urge the new ukrainian leadership to continue its efforts to establish an inclusive political process that reflects the democratic wishes of the people. >> on the streets of moscow there were concerns about the heightened tensions, but solidarity, particularly of those in crimea. >> i think russia should help the ukrainian friends to get back to life. political leaders should decide and should not let fascism take over. it's a nightmare. >> on one hand there are brothers, on the other hand it can cause an international conflict. it's important to keep the territorial integrity. we can'
of the country's new names to take into account the interests of all the regions of ukraine. is it will be very stiff recruits to see gets out of this so difficult situation to be the new testament on a modestly sized sent the casualty is called the consequence is that of the city to cook rice is that she couldn't face. does this mean it's the result of the responsible policies. of the west which indicted debts to the money down the opposition sport is what ukraine and strong countries and we will prevail. i get down to this crisis you all soon the show to hold a ukrainian referendum. which is in the past with the issues to you. that's going to put on that referendum the vote suggested options that needs to grow on you. it's that discusses easy she is gorgeous with the anticipation of the broad spectrum of civil society. on the radio. the decor is. they have to replay itself. as long as you can read evidence of problems with the countries facing. i'm still saying tens of thousands states. he stayed ordered think you would you like to thank him and stand up and they said i'd like to hear alex an
against... quote... "e who are using fear and terro seize the country." in ukraine... the security council chief now says the o main airports in the crimean peninsula are under ukranian control. but he says gunmen. possibly russians... have set up checkpoints nearby. earlier, the interior minisr had said russian troops had taken over the airports completely. it's 6-- five san francisco police officers are set to appear federal court this morning. coming up: the allegations d the video evidence against . and here's a live look at t bay bridge.. the rain is really coming down. we'll sw you what's happening on the roads, next. and the market just opened t ten minutes ago. let's take a quick check on the big bo (adlib conditions) coming u we'll get an update from kc radio's financial reporter n brooks. all the rain and wind is ca, ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ (dad) we lived... thanks to our subaru. ♪ (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. bulldog: bulldog: oooh! mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress, any siz
without demanding huge changes in countries, for ukraine that likely means huge increases in taxes and specifically perhaps the doubling of the price of gas in a country that is already poor, a lot of people are going to have a huge problem with that and the politicians are looking at political crisis, security crisis and the notion that the economic crisis will mean more unpopular moves for this square, thomas, the challenge is here and it is great. >> we will hear reporting from kiev and nick thank you. i want to continue the conversation with anthony, the executive director of the american institute in ukraine, good morning and thanks for joining us, we are seeing the unrest shift here. the local parliament building in crimea was seized yesterday, two airports in the capitol city. is the ukrainian government prepared to handle an uprising in crimea? >> i think that would be difficult for them, it's a question of what ex tents the central rule of kiev extends to crimea and crimea is heavily ethnically russian and it only became part of what we now consider ukraine in 1954 when it
there will be costs or any military intervention in ukraine. said any's ambassador military movement his country is making is in keeping with moscow's existing agreements with ukraine. >> crimea's main connection to theoutside world today in hands of men with machine guns. they wore no insignia, but their military fatigues were russian designed. there weapons were russian standard issue. the armed men in green military uniforms have taken over the buildings containing the control crimea's main civilian airport. >> local activists say the troops were there. welcome insm is not ukraine. this is our slogan. >> the extraordinary military movements went on all day. the new government in kiev maintained russian attack helicopters had violated airspace. armored personnel carriers appeared on the road. tf -- kiev said it was an invasion. many are suspicious of the new government and supported the russian move. >> who else can we turn to? who can defend us? thank goodness the russian fleet is here to defend us. >> this russian naval ship appeared in the interest -- the entrance to the world-famous polloc
groups in ukraine's crimea as it relates to a main apple and if he is the country's new authorities which they refuse to recognize per cent in on the pre gay. meanwhile the council at some of ukraine's west this is his right wing radicals were pieced it is on display the change of the government he's a scant six to us at that hour. also this not a war among us buying and the abundance of china condemned as america's human rights record. sony washington's fading to me about this i was stunned. let soften the quote of the year of struggles to deal with all the time has just written remains of houses across the continent. auntie. with a the prayer. i know. he's been like for months says i seem to manage with me he missed out on a bad luck to the park ukraine's in brussels president of the to get a call that she is now in the south of russia and is expected in the next few minutes to get his five news conference since being ousted from power. and i will be bringing anti line neo international. i will waste the freedom right now but said the school's going to ukraine and then takes a good chan
of the country and trying to assert russia's power and influence in the former countries of the soviet union like the ukraine and the others and as you know the ukraine was considering an if i ages with the european -- affiliation with the european union. that went up and suddenly reversed itself. that is what led up to this crisis and that still remains a point with the new government but there are large numbers of ethnic russians in the ukraine and again i wouldn't be surprised based on comments from the ukrainian ambassador it u.n. -- gerri: here is the president. president barack obama. listen in. >> over the last several days the united states have been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stablized their country, forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several
" flat. stay "in the loop." ♪ >> it's been a long week in ukraine. the country's new prime ministers said he will ask russia to extradite the former president yanukovich. do you get the sense that things are quieting down there or are we going to be looking at a situation where this is a divided country with part of it effectively going to russia and then the eu? >> when it comes to national integrity, it is crimea. troopsery worrisome that come a presumably russian troops, have secure the two biggest airports on crimea. why would they do that? the natural purpose would be to bring in troops. , the government declaration was very good. i've never seen such a good announcement coming out of kiev. the government has been formed and should be able to start working with its own national integrity. >> we have a reporter in kiev and i know you've got a chance to sit down with the new ukraine national security advisor. what did you hear? >> i spoke to this man last night. i asked him about whether he was concerned about russian military activity nearby. yes, i am. i am worried about it for sure.
of the country is in blue under the winter storm warning. >> more on the crisis from the ukraine >>> welcome to "world news." tonight -- breaking news. the white house delivers a stern warning to russia and vladimir putin. tensions flare, is the russian military moving into ukraine? >>> monster storm. rising floods. residents pulled from trees and rivers of mud out west, as the rest of the nation braces for another major snowstorm. >>> and on the run. an abc news exclusive. we'll show you the video that broke open an international manhunt for a mother and her two missing children and our david muir tracks her down. >>> and a
that happened yesterday. what is the view within the country? ukraine, theren is a constituency of tens of thousands of people that had been standing on independence square. that is what they would say to you. there has been plenty of tension , something like 65% of the population there is russia. they are concerned about their interest that this new government does not have their interest in the russian language and their culture. at the forefront of their minds. they are not really satisfied perhaps. a, the this chaos in crime parliamentary seizure yesterday. those gunmen are still in that building. at the airport this morning, we have reports of more gunmen, a separate group of gunmen, spotted at the airport. identification on their uniforms, not clear where they come from. no evidence that they are from russia. speculation, of course, to that effect and it is one of the big stories this morning. there is another group of armed men surfacing. >> what is the view on russia within ukraine? various views from various politicians. are russia's actions friendly or hostile? >> something li
are on the rise between ukraine and russia after two men entered two airports. u cran is describing it as an invasion. the country's parliament is calling for extradition of the leader. >> the french president in the central african republic this friday some three months in into a mission aimed at halting deadly sectarian violence. >> and in a rare move, the world bank has frozen some $90 billion worth of aid to u gan ga over a signing of a law that toughens punishment for offenders. >> first, to the ukraine crash the general has demanded the extradition of the ousted leader. he is believed to be in russia. the president is expected to hold al news conference rater this friday and the first time he will be seen in public since ousted. as well, the u crun's parliament has been calling for a special session of the u.n. security council to discuss the worsening crisis. >> and the group of our men, in the meantime, in paramilitary uniforms, have entered the two main airports in the ukrainian region. the ukrainian prime minister has described it as an armed in vaguesment the parliament h
closed door session. the crisis ukraine. ukraine is claiming vladimir putin's forces invaded the country, and the white house says if that is true it would about be a, quote, grave mistake. let's get to it. >> good friday afternoon to you and yours. there is a crisis that is fast developing. the united states is losing patience with putin. washington warning the kremlin to stand down now in ukraine. russian forces are on the move. journalists from the "associated press" report they've spotted a convoy of russian troops making its way through southern ukraine. the same region where armed men in full battle gear have now seized and taken control of two airports. we'll show you where this is happening. crimea region on the black sea, critical port area where russia has a huge navy base. wear hearing from the ex-president of ukraine and he is in russia and is getting president putin's protection. he says despite the bloodshed he is still the rightful ruler and started his news conference with a clear sign of frustration. see the break there? the former president snapped his pen in half. went
the moment you sign up. >>> ukraine's viktor yanukovych made his first appearance after fleeing. yanukovych insisted that he is the legitimate president of the ukraine and vowed to fight for the future of his country. in the southern region of crimea, two airports were seized overnight by a group of armed men. russia is denying involvement but the struggle continues there between those who are pro europe and those who favor a russian alliance. for the very latest, i'm joined by nbc's chief global community -- set the scene, what is the latest in crimea? >> well, behind me in the parliament and there have been several hundred pro-russian demonstrators there all day chanting russian slogans, chanting for vladimir putin. and just about 45 minutes ago, chasing an opposition leader who for some reason came here to address them, chased him down the street and chased him through the city. it looked very dangerous at one point. but a lot of the attention today has been not here in crimea but ross tafl, which isn't far from here on viktor yanukovych, we saw the three faces of the former president, y
'donnell. this is our western edition. ukraine finds itself in the middle of a tug-of-war between east and west. today, the u.s. repeated a warning to russia to stay out. in kiev, a new government pledged to keep the country together just days after the president was toppled. but there was an ominous development in crimea, a region once part of russia. protesters demanded to be reunited with russia, which happens to be where the ousted president, viktor yanukovych, is staying. and now he plans a news conference for tomorrow. clarissa ward is in kiev tonight. good evening, clarissa. >> reporter: good evening, norah. well, tonight, the crisis in ukraine is entering a new and dangerous stage with russia flexing its military muscle and announcing it has given refuge to this country's fugitive former president. this morning, it was russia's flag, not ukraine's, that was hoisted up over crimea's parliament. masked gunmen in uniform had seized the building overnight and barricaded themselves inside, raising the prospect of a separatist rebellion in this divided region. demonstrators chanted, "russia." 60% of
start with ukraine, a country on edge right now, as tensions with russia escalate. its ousted leader speaking from the russian border town of russ at that dan. former ukrainian president, victor yanukovych, fighting to restore order in the capital of kiev, and blaming the unrest on, quote, a group of bandits, fascists and radicals. he called the new interim government illegitimate and insisted he wants to return home, but only if his security can be guaranteed. butti yanukovych says there is limit to what he'll do to regain power. listen to this. >> translator: russia must use all its possibilities in order to overcome this chaos, this terror, which today is taking place in ukraine. but i would like to say, once again, and to add that i categorically am against any intervention, any interference in the sovereign integrity of ukraine as a state. >> and while yanukovych was speaking, tensions were growing in the region of cry nia. ian lee join us from the ukrainian capital of kiev. what is the latest, ian? what's going on? >> reporter: well, wolf, things seem to be changing by the hour
of ukraine. >> philty nery joins us live, and the country is moving on without yanukovych. what is he saying? he wants to return to ukraine? >> reporter: he's very critical of those who are the sitting government in kiev. he even called them fascists. but it's not just those in kiev that he's critical of. he squared off against western powers and blamed them for this crisis. >> i fully take responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis. and i will say to this disaster, they are to blame for that. those who now are in power and those who in maidan. visible and invisible behind the scenes. also the west, the united states of america, who are patrons of maidan. >> reporter: now that falls in line from what we're hearing from the kremlin and moscow. those sources are saying what is happening in ukraine is nothing short of a coup d'etat. >> we're approaching a clear stand off here. maybe we can step back. let me ask you this, why is ukraine important to russia? and is ukraine important enough to west, including the united states, where we could actually see an escalation of the
file -- holiday. a spokesman for germany's foreign minister said the country of ukraine cannot be stabilized without russia. saying "it is naÏve to think ukraine can be stabilized economically or politically without russia." again, that is coming from germany. rain is falling in the drought stricken southern california. the storm is forecast to dump up to one inch per hour of rain this morning. but mud and rock slides are feared after wildfires left the mountainside to virtually bear. it is predicted to move across the country and eventually dump snow and sleet over here in the east coast in time for the monday morning commute. >> that should be fun. >> those are your headlines. >> you show up with your hunter boots sunday night. >> and put the boot warmers in their sunday night because you're going to need them. best chart.single she will be eating pizza and watching the oscars. >> a bigger is better when it comes to value. the mass of why bigger petri -- bigger peaches in such a good deal is pretty straightforward. the area of the circle increases with the square of the radi
recent events in ukraine russia did say that he considers be seen above is the country's only legitimate president hot weather yesterday vice president biden appleton said. he ordered his government to continue talks with ukraine on economic and trade cooperation and also to consult foreign partners including the imf and the g eight on financial aid to think that supporting the statement was posted on the kremlin's outside the statement also said that not only by men who ordered his government to consider a request from the cranes on the southern region upright media for humanitarian aid now. and no details were released about that that the humanitarian aid but it's clear at this point that russia does consider kind yes it's the end influence. and as you mentioned this to the region is the only region of ukraine where the majority of the population is boston and moscow will continue to try to maintain that influence either directly by providing financial and humanitarian aid when directly by simplifying the procedure of teaching russian passports for the residents of cranium but the thin
to abdicate, though officials here say he has done precisely that by leaving the country at a time of crisis. they say ukraine's parliament acted lawfully in electing a transition government. it's that government the u.s. is working with along with nato and the monetary fund to provide ukraine the money it needs to get through this period. and as far as the folks here are concerned, he is no longer the leader of his country, eric. >> do we know where he is? >> in russia, some place in russia right now, we believe. he spoke first in moscow. he may be working his way toward crimea, which as i said, has a largely russian ethnic population and is more sympathetic to them. >> the elections have been called back, correct? >> the elections have been set. >> set, right. >> they have not been held yet. >> i'm sorry. the second thing is, this talk about the naval base in the russian naval base. russian naval ships have been there all day long. i take it the news here is they're in the crimea with troops. if that's accurate, taking some building. it has nothing to do with naval operations. >> the russi
.other hot spots. we start this morning with the rising tensions in ukraine. the country's central bank governor reassuring markets that it does have enough reserves to pay off critters. the prime minister says it hopes to get international financial aid in the near future to stabilize the government. meanwhile, ukraine's acting government calling for a execute session. armed men have now seized two airports after taking a parliament building hours earlier. russia denies its forces were involved. the region is home to russia's black sea fleet. jim maceda is in moscow. jim, there have been a lot of stories circulating around about whether or not russia was involved. >> that's right. russia does deny it, as you say. but it didn't have to be their military. because it was dozens of russian-speaking gunmen who stormed those two airports today. the main airport in crimea's capital as well as a smaller military airport. now, it looks like a repeat of yesterday's incident, when those armed commandos seized crimea's government buildings. again, they were not russian, per se. they were ethnic ru
why ukraine wants to be not part of europe but certainly a pluralist country with a huge european influence and a russian influence and if the ukrainian is smart, they will show the world that they actually know how to fairly and fully include their own people in a government that will just wow all of the rest of us. they have an opportunity. it's tough, but they have an opportunity. >> congresswoman, the british foreign security is going to meet with the ukrainian interim leader. do you think secretary kerry should make a similar offer to go to ukraine? >> well, our government is certainly involved. our assistant secretary for europe, as we all know, was embarrassed by putin but she's intimately involved and she's a very capable woman, victoria nuland. i'm sure he will consider making that offer. the whole world is pretty dangerous at the moment, jake. there's a lot of places to cover and we're going to have a lot of middle eastern leaders in washington in the next couple of days meeting with the president. so i don't know when the right time to make that offer is. but should we
against the government of ukraine. >> the government and the country are reeling from the shock revelation that the financial cupboard is bare, that ukraine has very little money in the bank. >> i want to report to you that the state treasury in ukraine was robbed and is empty. >> more than $50 billion in gold reserves and foreign credits have disappeared, he said. deposed president yanokovich wanted on charges of mass murder last seen on footage fleeing his palatial home now believed to be in russia. some reports have him holed up in the vast ukraine hotel. others at a rural spa. he is still president of ukraine. he is asked the russian government to guarantee his safety from what he calls extremists. and russia is flexing its military muscle, demonstrating it is ready to protect it interests and threatening an escalation of violence. >> today, fighter jets on the border with ukraine were put on combat alert. pilots are flying constant air patrols. that is a day after russian president vladimir putin announced large scale exercises in russia saying they were designed to test troop readine
start this morning with the rising tensions in ukraine. the country's central bank governor reassuring markets that it does have enough reserves to pay off critters. the prime minister says it hopes to get international financial aid in the near future to stabilize the gorn
developments in the ukraine. armed men have surrounded the main airport on the country's crimean peninsula. it's not clear who they are... but ukraine's interior minister claims *russian forces are staging an "armed invasion" of the region. russian troops are conducting military exercises near the ukrainian border. president putin says his country will offer financial and humanitarian assistance to ukraine. the ousted ukrainian president, viktor yanukovych claims he is still in charge, even though he's in hiding. he plans a new conference from russia later today. documents leaked by former n- s-a contractor edward snowden reveals another collection of mass data from civilians. this time its british intelligence hacking into webcams. british newspaper the guardian reports the n-s-a helped the british government spy on people using yahoo webcam chats. the images were allegedly collected under a program called "optic nerve." images were taken from one- point eight million yahoo users from around the world, in 2008. eleven percent of them were sexually explicit. british officials are not commenti
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